Mercedes-AMG expands its product range, adding three models to its 53-series, including the new E53.
The new editions boast powerful performance with sporty style. Under the hood is an electrified 3.0-liter, in-line engine that features an exhaust gas turbocharger and an electric auxiliary compressor, generating 429 hp.
It it capable of zooming from 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds, while topping out at 130 mph.
Other highlights include the AMG SPEEDSHIFT TCT 9G transmission and the fully variable all-wheel drive system AMG Performance 4MATIC+.
“With the new 53-series models we are extending our portfolio in a first step towards a hybridized future with a leading-edge combination of sporty design, performance and efficiency,” said Tobias Moers, Chairman of the Board of Management of Mercedes-AMG GmbH. “The basis for this is a contemporary drive configuration in the form of a six-cylinder in-line engine with electric auxiliary compressor, EQ Boost starter-alternator and 48 V on-board electrical system. The very spontaneous response to accelerator pedal input, the precision and the design focusing on driving dynamics are hallmark features of AMG. As such we are providing an additional lifestyle-oriented customer group with a further attractive offering from Affalterbach.”
The 2019 Mercedes-AMG E53 will hit dealers in late 2018.